Merkel, Texas 

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Population

2,609

+1.5% since 2010

Unemployment Rate

3.2%

Median Income

$36,620

Median Home Price

$100,800

Best Places to Live in Merkel, Texas

Small city - North-central Texas, 185 miles west of Dallas. October, May and April are the most pleasant months in Merkel, while July and August are the least comfortable months.

Pros
-Historic/cultural interest
-Small-town atmosphere
-Cost of living
Cons
-Low incomes
-Recreation
-Isolation

Local Listings in Merkel
 $89,000 
401 Haynes
Bed 3 | Bath 2 | 1456 SqFt
 $95,000 
1529 Sunset St
Bed 3 | Bath 2 | 1528 SqFt
 $149,500 
206 Oak
Bed 3 | Bath 3 | 2832 SqFt

What Bert Has To Say About Abilene Metro Area

Abilene is a former watering hole and junction where the Chisolm Trail met the railroad. Today the area is largely supported by agriculture but also has some minor manufacturing, three small colleges and universities, and nearby Dyess Air Force Base. The town has a good set of arts and cultural amenities for a town its size, and has been recognized for its use of the arts to preserve and revitalize the historic district.


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QUICK FACTS

Real Estate: For Sale
Country:
United States
State: Texas
County: Taylor County
Metro Area: Abilene Metro Area
Political Ideology: Somewhat conservative
City: Merkel
Zip Codes: 79536
Time zone: Central Standard Time (CST)
Elevation: 1790 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Merkel is 3.2% (U.S. avg. is 3.9%). Recent job growth is Positive. Merkel jobs have increased by 2.0%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Merkel's cost of living is 20.1% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Merkel's Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
October, May and April are the most pleasant months in Merkel, while July and August are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

VOTING
Taylor county voted Republican in the previous five Presidential elections. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Merkel's population is 2,609 people. Since 2010, it has had a population growth of 1.5%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 25 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Merkel is $100,800. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 13.6%. Check out the homes in the area

SCHOOLS
Merkel public schools spend $9,776 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 11.9 students per teacher in Merkel. More Education


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NEW LISTINGS IN MERKEL
$89,000
401 Haynes
Bed 3 | Bath 2

$95,000
1529 Sunset St
Bed 3 | Bath 2

$149,500
206 Oak
Bed 3 | Bath 3

$120,000
701 Orange
Bed 3 | Bath 2

$269,900
711 S 8th
Bed 4 | Bath 3

$189,900
1908 FM 1235
Bed 4 | Bath 2

$199,950
12304 County Road 438
Bed 3 | Bath 2

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